Investment Associate
Northern Trust Company - San Francisco, CA

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Investment Associates work with portfolio managers within client service teams to consistently deliver a high level of proactive client service and support. They are expected to understand and support their Portfolio Managers daily workflow. This includes analyzing investment themes and issues to communicate effectively with clients and internal partners, tracking trade activity from execution to settlement, researching and resolving account/operational investment discrepancies, analyzing and insuring accuracy of investment performance results, proofing and coordinating presentation materials used in meetings with high net worth clients. This position is critical to the confidence that our clients have in our abilities to manage their finances and the appropriate person will understand the importance of accuracy and timeliness. This associate will also help support the region's Wealth Strategists.

Monitor and take ownership of all compliance related duties and follow-up procedures, including consulting with Portfolio Managers on deficiencies and communicating with clients to eliminate exceptions. Duties range from insuring our records are complete for compliance purposes to providing equity and fixed income research needed for discussion with clients to inform them of investment decisions and transactions in their accounts.

Assist in the preparation of materials for client meetings to insure the information is accurately and logically presented. Investment Associates work with multiple family relationships. Strong organizational skills are essential to understand each familys particular circumstances. Obtain written client approvals for Investment Objective forms, trade confirmations, no investment-responsibility letters and any other account-related documentation.

Monitor daily all current and outstanding capital structure offers, and ensure that capital structure decision deadlines are met. Communicate information on current offers, relevant research recommendations and any other related information to Portfolio Managers. Coordinate preparation of asset allocation analyses and presentation materials for existing and prospective clients.

Monitor Portfolio Managers desks in their absence. Distribute investment research and portfolio construction information when and where appropriate. Read, understand and abide by the Personal Financial Services Portfolio Manager Guidelines. Work diligently toward mitigating losses due to error, and be mindful of possible contingencies. Work on special projects as assigned.
Investment Associates require a broad understanding of financial markets. Knowledge of investment products, services, and terminology, usually obtained through on the job training or prior experience are needed, Analytical and organizational skills are needed to meet meeting deadlines and solve client or administrative problems.

Experience: 2 years of investment/personal trust client servicing experience. Proficiency in MicroSoft Office suite of product is imperative, with particularly strong Excel, PowerPoint and written communication skills.

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Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary...